The value that I absorb from a study of Nineveh is that the truths of God are not determined by the knowledge and perceptions of man. Two hundred years ago, Nineveh was little more than a legendary place of mythical story, maybe akin to the stories of the lost city of Atlantis. In the modern thought of 1840, many stories of the Bible, maybe especially fantastical stories such as Jonah and the big fish, were relegated to that of myth. It was a time of questioning, and “higher criticism” in biblical scholarship. Literal interpretation of scripture was being put under a magnifying glass. If Nineveh was as great a city as was described in the Bible, then where was it? Without a physical Nineveh, the accuracy of the seven books of the Bible that mentioned it was in question, and if those were not true, then what was? When faith in God’s Word crumbles, then faith in God follows close behind.
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"But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:57
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